Bucs: Pirates Sign Second-Round Pick Wyatt Mathisen

By: Chris Gates
(Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

(Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

PITTSBURGH (93-7 The FAN) — The Pittsburgh Pirates announced the signing of second-round pick, catcher Wyatt Mathisen, Monday afternoon.

Mathisen will be assigned to the Gulf Coast League. Baseball America is reporting the deal is worth $746,300.

Mathisen passed up a commitment to the University of Texas to sign with the Pirates. He hit .433 with 13 home runs at Calallen High School in Texas.

“The Pirates are excited to add the offensive and defensive skill set of Wyatt to the organization,” Pirates director of amateur scouting Joe DelliCarri said in a statement. “He possesses the ability to be a quality catcher and a solid offensive producer from the catching position. His grounded foundation and passion for the game will serve him very well on his journey through baseball.”

Chris Gates | Bucs Blog